byNASA -- Image by the rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ GOES Projedct Science Office based on data from NOAA.
A large brush fire in southern Washington state burned over 150,000 acres on June 28th and 29th, 2000. Ignited by a car crash, the fire was burning near the Hanford nuclear reservation, although it had not released any radioactivity by afternoon on the 29th. The image above was acquired by a NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at 4:30 PDT June 28, 2000. The smoke plume was relatively small and thin compared to a forest fire of the same size. For current GOES images of... Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Washington Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=684
byNASA -- Image and animation courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.
This asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image of Mt. St. Helens volcano in Washington State was acquired on August 8, 2000 and covers an area of 37 by 51 km. Mount Saint Helens, a volcano in the Cascade Range of southwestern Washington that had been dormant since 1857, began to show signs of renewed activity in early 1980. On 18 May 1980, it erupted with such violence that the top of the mountain was blown off, spewing a cloud of ash... Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --... Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1028